TWO cars burst into flames after a head-on smash at Ainley Top.
A Vauxhall Cavalier crashed into a Volvo V70 estate at Grimescar Road, near to Ainley Top, at 8.45am yesterday.
The Cavalier, heading away from Ainley Top, had overtaken another vehicle before careering on to the wrong side of the road at a left hand bend and hitting the Volvo.
The Cavalier burst into flames. The fire then swept through both cars.
Several youths fled from the Cavalier, but one was left behind.
The 17-year-old was due to undergo surgery at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary for a serious arm injury.
The Volvo driver - a 28-year-old woman from Almondbury - escaped with shock and bruises.
Pc Peter Doyle, of Huddersfield traffic police, revealed the youths who fled were injured.
He said: "We received reports of youths in the area covered in blood.
"Anyone who knows where they are should contact us immediately."
The Cavalier had been stolen from Dalton on Wednesday night.
Contact Pc Doyle or Pc Sarah Baker at Huddersfield traffic police on 01484 436847.